Updated: September 30, 2020 11:25 AM
Created: September 29, 2020 08:31 PM
Clare Bronfman is scheduled for sentencing Wednesday for her role in the self-help group NXIVM based in Colonie.
Her family notified the court this week that Bronfman has just been diagnosed with a potentially serious liver ailment.
They say that puts her at risk if she appears in federal court in Brooklyn during the pandemic.
Her family is also requesting that the proceedings be streamed over the internet because they are in Europe and unable to travel because of coronavirus.
Bronfman faces three years or more in federal prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy and ID theft.
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